Subject Matter Experts
Intermediate to High-Intermediate Level
Henry T. (Hank) Greely is the Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and Professor by courtesy of Genetics at Stanford University. He directs Stanford’s Center for Law and the Biosciences and its Program on Neuroscience in Society. The author of The End of Sex, he serves as president of the International Neuroethics Society; on the Committee on Science, Technology, and Law of the National Academy of Sciences; and on the NIH Multi-Council Working Group on the BRAIN Initiative.
Juli Sherry is the Design Lead at Worldview Stanford, where she develops hybrid courses and learning experiences for professionals. She facilitates sessions on Design Thinking, creating visualizations and experiences to communicate complex ideas and expose students to potential futures including drones, food substitutes, and wearable technologies. As a business strategist, designer, and entrepreneur, she develops strategic brands for small businesses and startups to help drive her clients’ businesses into the future.
Caitlin O’Connell-Rodwell is an adjunct professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. She has studied elephants for the last 25 years, authored seven popular books and dozens of scientific papers and magazine articles about elephants, and was the focus of the award-winning Smithsonian documentary Elephant King. She taught creative science writing for Stanford and The New York Times, and has won numerous awards for her writing. She currently blogs for National Geographic from her field site in Namibia.
Award-winning archaeologist and author Patrick Hunt has taught at Stanford University for 25 years. He directed the Stanford Alpine Archaeology Project from 1994 to 2012 and continues to conduct research in the region. Hunt is a National Geographic Expeditions Expert and a National Lecturer for the Archaeological Institute of America as well as an elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. In addition to publishing over 100 articles, he is the author of 20 published books including the bestseller Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History and most recently, Hannibal.
Andrew Spakowitz is a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University, where he established a theoretical and computational lab that develops physical models to understand and control critical biological processes and cutting-edge materials applications. In 2009, he was awarded the NSF CAREER Award in 2009 for work in modeling DNA in living cells. In addition to his research and teaching programs, Professor Spakowitz established an outreach program that developed a comprehensive science lab curriculum for high school students who are being treated for cancer or other illnesses.
Marisa Galvez specializes in the literature of the Middle Ages in France and Western Europe, especially literature written in Occitan and Old French. Her courses at Stanford focus on medieval and Renaissance French literature and the medieval imaginary in modern literature, film, and art. Her recent book, Songbook: How Lyrics Became Poetry in Medieval Europe, is the first comparative study of songbooks, and was awarded the John Nicholas Brown Prize from the Medieval Academy of America.
Sarah Heilshorn is an Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and, by courtesy, of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. She completed her PhD and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering at California Institute of Technology. She earned a BS in Chemical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. She is an expert in the design of new materials that mimic those found in our own bodies.
Scotty McLennan is a Lecturer in Political Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), where he teaches in the areas of business ethics and business and spirituality. He taught business ethics at the Harvard Business School from 1988 to 2000, and from 2000 to 2014 he was the Stanford University Dean for Religious Life as well as Lecturer at the GSB. He is the author of four books and a number of book chapters and articles.
Michael Osborne is a climate scientist turned multimedia producer for Worldview Stanford who teaches science communication classes at Stanford. He co-founded and produces the award-winning Generation Anthropocene podcast, a partnership between Stanford and Smithsonian.com featuring stories and conversations about planetary change. “Through the podcasts, we want to capture stories about the changing environmental and cultural landscapes from diverse perspectives... to help guide strategic, editorial, and partnership decisions that bolster Worldview’s mission of creating unique learning experiences.”
Robert Podesva is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Stanford University. He holds degrees from Stanford University (PhD, MA) and Cornell University (BA) and has been an Assistant Professor at Georgetown University. His research examines the social significance of phonetic variation and its role in the construction of identity, most notably gender, sexuality, and race. His most recent projects focus on the interrelation between linguistic variation and embodiment in the expression of affect. He has co-edited Research Methods in Linguistics, Language and Sexuality, and the forthcoming Social Meaning and Linguistic Variation.
Marcelo Clerici-Arias teaches undergraduate courses at Stanford University’s Department of Economics, from principles of micro-and macroeconomics to upper-level courses in computational economics, behavioral economics, and economic policy. He has researched innovative pedagogies used in economics and other social and natural sciences. His main research areas are game theory, computational economics, and teaching and learning. Professor Clerici-Arias is a popular speaker and presenter, has participated in NSF-sponsored projects, and has co-edited an economics textbook.
Jonathan D. Greenberg is a lecturer in law at Stanford Law School; teaching fellow for the school’s advanced degree program in International Economic Law, Business and Policy; and scholar-in-residence at the school’s Gould Center for Conflict Resolution. He has published scholarly articles and chapters in a broad range of interdisciplinary journals and books.
Robert Pogue Harrison is a professor of French and Italian literature at Stanford University and author of six books, the most recent of which is Juvenescence: A Cultural History of Our Age (2014). He writes regularly for the New York Review of Books and hosts the radio podcast Entitled Opinions. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2014 he was knighted Chevalier of the French Republic.
Lynn Hildemann is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University and currently is serving as department chair. She is an author on over 80 peer-reviewed publications. Her research areas include the sources and dispersion of airborne particulate matter in indoor environments and assessment of human exposure to air pollutants. She has served on advisory committees for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the California Air Resources Board and as an associate editor for Environmental Science & Technology.
Robert Siegel is a professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University. He holds secondary appointments in the Program in Human Biology, the Center for African Studies, and the Woods Institute for the Environment. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards including Stanford’s highest teaching accolade, the Walter Gores Award. Dr. Siegel’s courses cover a wide range of topics including virology, infectious disease, and global health, as well as molecular biology, Darwin and evolution and island biogeography, and photography. He is an avid hiker, photographer, and dromomaniac.